The every-burgeoning Los Angeles entertainment desk of Associated Press snagged a photo editor from Getty Images. Press release on the hire of Guinevere Smith as national entertainment photo editor after the jump:
Guinevere Smith named AP's National Entertainment Photo Editor
NEW YORK -- Guinevere Smith has been appointed National Entertainment Photo Editor for The Associated Press. Smith has been with Getty Images since 1999, most recently as North American manager for field editing.
As national entertainment photo editor, based in Los Angeles, Smith will direct, develop and enhance AP's entertainment photo coverage in the United States. Her responsibilities will also include working with Canadian Press to coordinate entertainment coverage in North America.
Initiatives in entertainment, sports and financial news are part of the AP 2.0 corporate strategy, which focuses on new growth opportunities for The Associated Press in markets around the world.
"Guinevere is a well-known and respected leader in the entertainment industry. She has led entertainment and sports photo coverage all over the U.S. and is a well-versed professional adept in photography, technology, staff development, quality control and sales. Her skills bring an exciting dimension to the AP photo leadership team," said National Photo Editor Victor Vaughan, who made the announcement. "We are committed to offering the best entertainment visual content to our audiences and glad to have 'Guin' on our team."
Smith was a lab supervisor at Allsport in 1999 when Getty Images acquired the sports photography business. She was promoted to Los Angeles picture desk manager, overseeing the distribution of live sport and entertainment coverage. After assisting in the consolidation of the picture desk to the New York office, she created the entertainment editing department, based in Los Angeles, and became manager of entertainment editing. In 2006, she was promoted to North American manager for field editing, managing live coverage of sports and entertainment events.
Smith succeeds Dan Becker, who was named APís Los Angeles-based director of entertainment content in January.